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3-Country Tour by Bike + Boat

Maastricht - Paris

Map Maastricht-Paris


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Day 1: Maastricht – Liège, boat trip

Individual arrival in Maastricht and embarkation at 12:00. Afterwards there will be a champagne reception and the MS Miro will start towards Liège. On the way the ship passes the highest lock of the Meuse (ships are lifted here about 18m!) In Liège the first dinner and the possibility of a city walk awaits you.

Day 2: Liège – Huy – Namur, approx. 42 km

After a breakfast ride to Neuville today’s bike tour starts to the count city Namur - capital of Wallonia. The route takes you via Huy, whose impressive cathedral and citadel invite you to linger. Once in Namur, a hike to the citadel is on the agenda before there is still time to explore the beautiful city center on your own.

Day 3+4: Namur – Floreffe – Rosalies, approx. 45 km

In the morning the Miro drives to the old abbey of Floreffe where you start your bike tour to Rosalies. The old mining and steel industry has left its mark in the area and takes you back to another time. In the afternoon a boat trip takes you to Charleroi before returning to Rosalies.

Day 5: Rosalies – Strépy – Mons, approx. 45 km

During breakfast the boat will take you to Strépy Thieu to the new ship lift of the Canal du Centre. You can visit the engine room and the museum of this enormous construction before starting your bike tour to the Canal Historique du Centre. The three old ship lifts on site have been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Today’s tour ends in Mons, where you will have time to visit the historic old town.

Day 6: Mons – Antoing, approx. 40 km

Today’s tour takes you through idyllic landscapes and friendly villages along the Canal du Centre to Antoing. At each lock you have the possibility to board the boat and thus shorten the bike tour.

Day 7: Antoing – Valenciennes, approx. 41 km

Today you cross the French border and cycle in the direction of Valencienne through picturesque villages and natural areas, which are mainly used for agriculture and forestry.

Day 8: Valenciennes – Bouchain

In the morning you have time to visit the old town of Valenciennes before you cycle to Bouchain. There the Miro lies today directly at the wall of the castle.

Day 9: Bouchain – Péronne

Today’s tour first takes you to Noyon, where you will visit the castle museum. Through winding villages and beautiful landscapes you will then continue to the Souterrain du De Ruyaulcourt, where the ship is waiting for you. At the ship you will experience the passage of the 4350m long tunnels under the plate of Quentin. Enjoy the surroundings of the Canal du Nord, which is typically passed through at a leisurely pace in a convoy of ships.

Day 10: Noyon – St. Jean-aux-Boix – Compiègne, approx. 45 km

After breakfast, you will visit the old town of Noyon, whose landmarks and monuments have remained intact despite being destroyed in the world wars. The following bike tour leads via the "fairy tale castle" Pierefonds to the royal city of Compiègne.

Day 11: Compiègne – Creil, approx. 40 km

Today’s bike tour runs along the river Oise, through wooded sections and picturesque villages to Creil. In the sociable little provincial town of Creil you can already see the urban influences of the metropolis Paris, which you will get closer to day by day.

Day 12: Creil – Baumont sur Oise – Conflance

Today you cycle in the footsteps of the painter Vincent van Gogh, who spent his last days in Auver sur Oise and was also buried there. Many themes from his paintings can be found in this region. In the afternoon, you will travel by boat along the picturesque rivers Oise and Seine to Conflance, the center of French inland navigation.

Day 13: Conflance – Bougival – Paris

Cycling is possible today, but not necessary. You can take in the magnificent scenery of the Seine from the ship and relax all around. As the skyline of Paris approaches, the ship cruises leisurely along the river. Once in Paris, the ship makes a tour of the Paris Seine and its ancient tunnels before the Miro finally docks at the famous Port de la Vilette.

Day 14: Paris

The city of Paris is just waiting for you to explore. Discover the secrets of the city on your own or join a city tour with your captain. In the evening, a dinner at the Music Café with the crew and captain awaits you.

Day 15: Paris

Disembarkation after breakfast and individual departure.


Due to varying wind and weather conditions, as well as organisational necessities, we reserve the right to make changes to the route. Depending on weather conditions, waiting times at watergates and other changes, the route of this tour will be decided each day. It is possible that the kilometre details and the daily stages may change during the tour. The captain of the Miro will decide on this every day for the best course of the tour and inform you of any necessary changes of itinerary.


  • 14 nights in cabin with shower/WC

  • Full board (14x breakfast, 14x packed lunch with drink, 12x 3-/4-course dinner on board)

  • Fruit and snacks

  • Welcome champagne

  • Afternoon tea and coffee on board 

  • Cabin cleaning and laundry service on board

  • Towels and bed linen as required

  • Rental e-bike

  • Detailed maps and information material

  • Guided bike tours with multilingual tour guide

  • Daily route briefings

  • Guided tour of Liège

  • Visit to the Café Chantant Les Ollivette

  • Boat tour (Miro) on the Seine river

  • Boat tour (Miro) through the canals and tunnels of Paris

  • Guided city bike tour of Paris

  • Various walks and excursions

Dates & Prices



    Season / Period
      21.09. - 05.10.24
    Maastricht - Paris
      11.10. - 25.10.24
    Paris - Maastricht


    Bicycles & equipment  
    E-bike incl.
    Other costs
    harbour fees, visitor’s tax, bike insurance (compulsory, payable locally - cash only) 275

    Best - Price - Guarantee

    If you would verifiably receive better conditions and/or prices from another tour operator at the time of booking we guarantee at least the same conditions PLUS 1 handlebar bag for FREE!
    All prices per person in EUR


    Welcome on board of the hotel-yacht MV MIRO*****!

    5x double cabins (8,5 m²) with private facilities, TV, air-condition, central heating, salon with panorama-window, big sun deck, bar;


    Half board: extensive Skippers breakfast and packed lunch and a drink


    Each cabin has private facilities, TV, air-condition, central heating.


    Bicycles inclusive panniers

    lightweight First Class aluminum electric bikes with Bosch motor - 8 speed schimano gears, 135 km battery, brakes: coaster + 2 hand hydraulic - disc brakes + extra deep entry, infinitely adjustable saddle height and sports handlebar and comfortable gel saddle.

    You will receive the bike fully equipped with 2 bike bags, bike computer, 1x Beugel lock + 2x chain lock, bike helmet, special puncture protection tires, high-visibility vest + extra rain poncho - and a saddle bag with small repair kit.  

    Note: E-bikes are a great development, but should be - due to their driving characteristics (high weight + high speed) - booked only by very safe and experienced cyclists with a very good sense of balance. Not suitable are electric bikes for people who rarely ride a bicycle


    Arrival - Parking - Departure

    Arrival by plane

    Airport: Lüttich (LGG), Brussels (CRL), Köln (CGN)

    Arrival by train

    Train station: Lüttich, Maastricht
    You can also take the bus / train / flight to Amsterdam or Brussels and then take a train to Maastricht / Lüttich, which will cost approx. € 25,- per person.
    Taxi Maastricht train station - docking station of the ship: approx. € 10,-

    Arrival by car

    Parking: free parking spaces near the docking place in Maastricht


    Minimum: 6 participants
    Maximum: 10 participants

    Additional information

    Harbour Taxi Miró Service - Tender to the Miró € 7,50 PP
    Tel. Nummer: 00 31 653152840 Please, be aware that the taxi ride will take you 30 minutes.

    Double cabin for single use only possible on request - last minute!

    Bringing of your own bike only possible in a limited number (no price reduction).

    Transfers can be arranged on request. Individual cycling tours are possible. Guests who do not wish to cycle are also welcome on board!


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